Real leadership is leaders recognizing that they serve the people that they lead.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.
Expect the best, Prepare for the worst.
More is required of public officials than slogans and handshakes and press releases. More is required. We must hold ourselves strictly accountable. We must provide the people with a vision of the future.
My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.
Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
It is a simple but sometimes forgotten truth that the greatest enemy to present joy and high hopes is the cultivation of retrospective bitterness.
Globalization and the neoliberal economic model have already been rejected in Latin America; it simply hasn't been a solution for our people. At the same time, Latin countries like Venezuela and Argentina are anti-imperialist and anti-globalization, and yet their economies are growing again.
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